An old man is cranky, a restaurant worker is honest, and one person thinks people at a roadside bar should simma' down. Dreading football season? Confess...

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An old man is cranky, a restaurant worker is honest, and one person thinks people at a roadside bar should simma’ down.

“A rave to the woman who took my 11-year-old son’s ‘American Idol’ poster and had it autographed for him at the concert in the Tacoma Dome Sept. 2 — then had it hand-delivered to us! Thank you so much for showing my son how kind people can be.”

“A rave to the two crew members on the Bainbridge Island ferry who put fresh flowers in the women’s restrooms! Since early spring I have taken the 6:10 a.m. ferry every Friday, and each time check out their fresh bouquets of blue hydrangeas, fragrant phlox or lilies.”

“A huge rant to the elderly gentleman who struck the trunk lid of my car with his fist while I was sitting in stopped traffic at the Bellevue QFC. Sir, I did nothing to you. I caused you no damage or loss. I would think someone of your maturity would not have behaved as such.”

“Major raspberries to people who feel it’s their right to tell patrons at a roadside bar that they’re being too loud or, unimaginably worse, ‘having too much fun.’ Bars are places to tell stories, laugh and celebrate with friends. Next time, why don’t you take your dour, self-righteous, miserable self to a place where silence is expected — like a library.”

“A rave for Shannon at Chinook’s. My husband and I had guests from out of town and in the debate over who pays what we inadvertently left an extra $50 over the regular tip amount. Shannon found us in the gift shop and said she thought we had left too much. We were amazed at her honesty and integrity and want everyone to know about this wonderful individual.”

Dreading football season? Confess here: rantandrave@seattletimes.com.